Showing posts with label ice wall. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ice wall. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

TEPCO gains approval to begin freezing ice wall around Fukushima's battered reactors

Japan's nuclear regulator on Wednesday green-lit a plan for the embattled operator of the disaster-hit Fukushima nuclear power plant in the northeast to start freezing soil around its battered reactor buildings, in a bid to reduce the massive amounts of radioactive water accumulating in the buildings.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Fukushima Water Treatment System Fails Again

A water treatment system to decontaminate radioactive water at Fukushima nuclear plant fails again and thus had to be partially shut down, Japan's NHK news agency reported Saturday.

According to the plant's operator, Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), the trouble could have been caused by faulty filters.

One of the three lines of the Advanced Liquid Processing System (ALPS) was turned off after the engineers found out that the water contains calcium, hindering the elimination of radioactive strontium.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Effectiveness of Fukushima Ice Wall Unclear to Experts

MOSCOW, August 25 (RIA Novosti) - The effectiveness of Tokyo Electric Power Company’s (TEPCO) plan to create an “ice wall” to contain the waste water used to cool the failed reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is so far unclear to experts.
"As the water comes down the mountains towards the ocean, it's not clear to me that [TEPCO] really knows how it is going to move around that frozen barrier," former US Nuclear Regulatory Commission chairman and the head of the international advisory panel to TEPCO Dr. Dale Klein said in an interview with VICE News, published Sunday.

EL News